LAREDO, Texas – On January 30, 2018, Border Patrol agents seized over 300 pounds of marijuana in a narcotic smuggling attempt on a busy road at approximately five-o’clock in the afternoon.
The incident took place after Border Patrol agents responded to reports of suspicious activity near Mines Road and Loop 20. As Border Patrol agents were working their assigned area they noticed a black Ford Mustang matching the description, with a visibly load of narcotics in the passenger side. As agents attempted to make a vehicle stop, two subjects absconded out of the vehicle, but were apprehended moments later.
A thorough inspection of the vehicle yielded 11 bundles of narcotics which tested positive for marijuana. The marijuana weighed 358.8 pounds and was estimated to have a value of $287,040.00. The driver, passenger, and marijuana were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.